Access to primary, secondary and direct investments across infrastructure, real estate and natural resources

The Real Assets Investment Team focuses on global real asset investment opportunities that have the potential to generate consistent distribution yields and compelling risk-adjusted total returns. We remain highly selective, while seeking to deploy capital in situations in which we believe we have a competitive advantage in gaining access to and evaluating high-quality assets alongside leading general partners and operators. We believe this approach, coupled with thoughtful and deliberate portfolio construction, provides our clients with diversified and well-managed exposure to global real assets.

  • Highly selective, investing in only 2.84% of $31.1B+ worth of transactions reviewed from 2019-2021
  • Actively investing in real assets since 1999, the team today manages more than $12 billion of AUM and $148 billion of AUS
  • Unique access within the sector due to investment relationships with 490+ individual managers, leading to visibility on differentiated, often off-market opportunities across sub-sectors1
*As of 09/30/2022
1Includes any investment with an investment strategy of real estate, infrastructure, or natural resources.

Assets Under Management & Supervision


Opportunities Reviewed in 2020


Years of Real Assets Investing

*As of 09/30/22

Deal Spotlights


Why it matters

One of the largest privately-owned engineering and contracting firms in the U.S., providing healthcare, education, commercial and government customers with turnkey energy-as-a-service solutions.



The HL Advantage

As an integrated provider of development, financing, design, construction and operational solutions, Bernhard helps its customers more efficiently manage their assets, thereby reducing energy use, risk and costs.  These efficiencies help to reduce carbon footprints and minimize energy waste. 

The HL Advantage

Hamilton Lane has had a relationship with the Sponsor dating back to their early funds. We have also had a relationship with the selling GP dating back to the firm’s inception nearly 10 years ago, and had the unique opportunity to track the progress of Bernhard during their ownership. This provided a unique perspective into the company’s performance and prospects for future value creation.


Who they are

Renewable power generation platform with 1.6GW of capacity through a portfolio of wind, solar, geothermal and storage assets based primarily in California.

Why It Matters

The company plays a central role in the energy transition and operates in a market that has provided a favorable backdrop for further expansion of renewable capacity. 

Big Picture

Renewable assets can be expensive to purchase, but the investment provided a unique combination of an attractive portfolio of operational assets and a pipeline of largely pre-contracted development assets, allowing investors to create a larger portfolio of renewables at a more reasonable cost basis than solely purchasing existing assets in the market. 


The HL Advantage

Our relationship with the sponsor and its renewables team provided us with access to this unique opportunity

Regional Rail

Who they are

A short-rail platform with significant coverage in densely populated, major metropolitan areas including New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Central Florida and North Carolina.  

The HL advantage

Hamilton Lane was able to access this oversubscribed opportunity through its relationship with the deal sponsor who has been growing its infrastructure platform.

Why it matters

90% of freight revenue has been generated from local consumption from the Company’s end markets, and this together with a broad base of end users provides diversification in the revenue stream.

The bottom line

The Sponsor acquired the company in 2019 and has since completed two bolt-on acquisitions and developed a pipeline of acquisition opportunities for future growth.

We leverage our global platform, information advantages and deep sector expertise in real estate, infrastructure and natural resources to identify what we believe to be the best risk-adjusted investment opportunities for our clients and managed accounts.
Brent Burnett
Global Head of Real Assets

Greater insight driven by a robust technology platform

Hamilton Lane’s continued investment in private markets technology solutions provides unparalleled access to information including a database with more than 18,000 funds, 12,000 unique managers, and 128,000+ companies, properties and assets. Further, each year the firm participates in over 1,300 meetings with general partners on average, and reviews 1,100+ PPMs. Together, these insights help enable Hamilton Lane to be a more informed investor and a valuable strategic partner to managers, thereby providing access to unique opportunities.

*As of 09/30/22

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